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Violence Against Women

Yes, There Is a War On Women and #YesAllWomen

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

We know it is a war because there are battlefields, injuries and casualties. This war has no memorials and no solemn speeches are given to commemorate the victims who have been injured or killed. It is most often an invisible war.

On Not Reading Elliot Rodger

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

For us to learn anything from this tragedy we have to wrench ourselves away from his manifesto -- it's not about him anymore. Leave him to his fate in eternity, and wish solace on everyone.


The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

Beyond the anger, beyond the outpouring of grief for the victims and beyond the calls for something to help stop the madness of mass shootings, Friday...

The Power of V-Day and Why #BringBackOurGirls Is Not Enough

Valerie Alexander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Valerie Alexander

These actresses find depth and strength and power that surprise even themselves when they begin not so much delivering Eve Ensler's words, but channeling them.

To Keep Women Healthy, We Must Protect Them From Gun Violence

Qudsia Raja | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Qudsia Raja

Firearms-related domestic violence homicides are a serious public health concern for women in the United States who are fleeing abusive homes.

Africa: Why Bother?

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

As the president of Jewish World Watch, I encounter one question, again and again. This question can creep up slowly in conversation. Others convey the sentiment more bluntly.

An Open Letter to UNC President Ross and Chancellor Folt: Commit to the Bangladesh Safety Accord

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 07.11.2014 | Education
Nadia Dawisha

I am writing as a blogger and graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill to express my concern about UNC's current unwillingness to join with other private a...

Michael, Moms, and the NRA

Martha Burk | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

We've all heard the expression "Don't get mad, get even." Everytown for gun Safety is hoping that if enough moms get mad, they'll get even all right. With politicians who value the NRA over their safety and the lives of their kids.

Our Visible Spectrum Is One in Which Some of Us Are Simply More Expensive Than Others

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Soraya Chemaly

I am suggesting that our spectrum is one in which there is nowhere where girls and women are not for sale. Some of us, depending on where we live and what we look like, are simply considered more valuable and expensive than others.

Remember Maren Sanchez By Asking the Right Questions

Michael Kimmel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Michael Kimmel

The story here is men's violence against women. And once again, the media is missing it. That's a problem. Because when the media misses that story, we miss the opportunity to help prevent preventable tragedy, to give all the Marens and Chrises of the world a better chance.

The Power of Care and Attachment in the Presence of Domestic Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

Keeping in mind the power of care and attachment between a mother and her child in the presence of domestic violence, the following is a note addressed to all men and women who grow up in this difficult environment.

Crimes Against Women: Jimmy Carter's Call to Action

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

The 39th President of the United States identifies some of the most deplorable and widespread acts of gender-based violence -- something he calls "the most serious challenge facing us now" -- while taking special issue with the religious persecution of women.

Maren Sanchez and Rage as the Male Emotion

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Ariel Chesler

Following the recent killing of Maren Sanchez, a 16-year-old honor student in Connecticut, by a fellow student -- Chris Plaskon -- who was apparently in love with her, everyone is searching for root causes for such violence.

O Canada! Will You Free Your Glorious Land of Prostitution?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

Canada must acknowledge that gender inequality, race, incest and histories of oppression are the pillars of the sex trade, including prostitution.

College Campus Safety: What Parents and Students Should Know

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Avital Zeisler

In a letter penned to the Senate Committee Appropriations leaders, Senators Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and McCaskill (D-Miss.) called for an increase in the federal funding required for better investigation and appropriate enforcement of sexual assault laws.

Carter 2014

Ritu Sharma | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

In the end, perhaps this will be one of the most enduring elements of President Carter's legacy: listening to women and men who have so often been ignored and calling on the rest of us to do same.

Maren Sanchez and the Gender Gaps No One Is Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We have a national problem with not expecting or teaching boys to control themselves when they are quite clearly biologically capable of doing so. That's a gap no one is talking about on Sunday morning news programs.

What Happened Next? The Good, the Weird and the Ugly of Coming Out of the Pot Closet

Kiri Westby | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Kiri Westby

The moment we admit we toke up, there are a whole slew of assumptions and images based on stereotypes. If we call ourselves potheads, then the term loses power and legitimacy.

Let's Get Men and Boys off the Sidelines

Juliana Carlson | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Juliana Carlson

It may seem intuitive that ending violence, and particularly violence against women and girls (VAW), requires the commitment of all community members.

Fighting Harassment Against Women With Beautiful Street Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts

If you haven't already heard of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, she's the woman behind "Stop Telling Women to Smile," the public art project that's tackling gen...

On the Anniversary of Your Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Winnie M Li

This weekend marks the six-year anniversary of my assault and rape in Belfast. It's not the kind of anniversary you tend to celebrate with greeting cards, cake, or presents (or frankly, announce on The Huffington Post). But at the same time, it's an anniversary which I find impossible to overlook.

We Are The Work Chronicles 30 Years of Men Working To End Violence

Yolo Akili | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Yolo Akili

Started in 1980, Men Stopping Violence came into being when few people were viewing violence against women as a problem of men. It was -- and in many places still is -- seen as something that is a "women's issue."

This Is How You Make Waves in Pakistan (and Elsewhere Too)

Lauren Supina | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

Western readers need to understand the context of violence against women in Pakistan, and to realize that violence is not limited to Pakistan. It is a global issue.

Perseverance in the Face of Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In my own personal work with victims of violence, I wanted to share some of the messages that have helped women find the confidence to break away from the cycle of abuse.

Jimmy Carter on His New Book Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Marianne Schnall

In a A Call to Action, President Carter provides 23 recommendations "that can help blaze the road to progress."